CPD Grants

Our Continuing Professional Development Grants enable practicing conservators to take advantage of CPD opportunities by contributing towards the cost of short courses and attending conferences.

By June 2014 the Trust had already awarded 16 CPD grants for this year. As usual these covered a wide range of subjects and will take place both in the UK and abroad. Many of the applicants will be presenting papers. Several people are to attend the ICOM-CC 17th Triennial Conference to be held in Melbourne in September and others are going to the IIC Congress in Hong Kong, also in September.

The final deadline for CPD Grant applications for 2014 is September 25th.  Deadlines for 2015 will be announced early in the new year.

All applications must be made on the APT's application form:  


The Anna Plowden Trust's grants for CPD complement those offered by The Clothworkers' Foundation.  Those applying for our grants may also wish to investigate their eligibility for the Clothworkers' Foundation CPD grant scheme.

"I would just like to say how grateful we are ("we" being the professional conservation community here in Scotland) for the continued support of the Anna PlowdenTrust towards the sometimes onerous costs involved in keeping up our CPD as required by Icon, and of course our own wishes to be as professional as we can manage."

Will Murray, Partner, Scottish Conservation Studio, June 2013.


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